Was it ‘just-yesterday’ that I showed you some photos of the fountain at Charing Cross Junction?  Was it ‘just-last-Tuesday’ that I showed you several photos taken from my room here in Ooty? On the right side of the below photo taken from my room last Tuesday can you find a ‘small-green-square’?

ROOMBelow is a little closer look at the ‘small-green-square’ I mentioned above. With the sun-on-it you can really see it clearly.

CHARINGCROSS 004And below is an EVEN LARGER view of the ‘small-green-square’ that I have been asking you about above. Now it is much-larger and it is now at the top right of the below photo. I have to hand-it-to my little Nikon Coolpix L28 that I purchased in Pondicherry when my Plum Colored Nikon Coolpix S4300 temporarily mal-functioned!  My L28’s telephoto abilities are quite satisfactory.

CHARINGCROSS 005Yesterday I was debating the proper spelling of the fountain at Charing Cross Junction.  The below road sign solved my question.  It’s Charing with one ‘L’.

CHARINGCROSS 006Now to the ‘little-green-square’ above.  Look below at the fountain at Charing Cross Junction!  What do you see in-the-way of green signs?

CHARINGCROSS 002And now .. here is your ‘little-green-square’ LIVE AND ALIVE!

CHARINGCROSS 003NOW when I look out my room window to my right .. I know what I am seeing!  The Charing Cross Junction.  I just like-to-know ‘my-turf’!

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SECURITY of my belongings .. money and trip tickets and my passport and extra credit cards and ATM cards that I do not carry with me (because if I were to lose the ones I do carry with me .. I have my reserve cards in my room)  to name some of the BIGGIES .. IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO ME.

Now ‘the cynic’ will say .. “Cap Cap Cap!  A professional could have your things in the ‘twinkling-of-an-eye’.”  And he would be correct.  BUT I AM NOT worried about the professional.  I am worried about the ‘honest-people’ such as hotel employees.  OF COURSE I ALWAYS tell the hotel that I DO NOT WANT ANY ROOMS SERVICE because I do NOT want anyone in my rooms.

So I have a ‘hard-shell-briefcase’ as my ‘secure-storage-safe’.  In the below photos you can see how I have installed two ‘machine-screw-eyes’ into the briefcase and how I then can padlock my briefcase to plumbing fixtures or window gratings or to other secure fixtures.


BRIEFCASE 004When on buses and trains I use the above ‘system’ to secure my vital belongings.  Below .. here in Ooty .. I have fastened my briefcase to the shower fittings.

BRIEFCASE 001Sure the professional with professional bolt-cutters would have my brief case presto-quicko!  But in 22+ years of India travel my system has protected me 100% from the ‘honest-people’ who may happen into my rooms.  Again .. on trains and on buses while en-route someplace .. this system really has served-me-well!


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Two more photos of the Auto Rickshaw and Tempo relatives.  I think they are kind-of-cute!

TEMPOCOUSIN 001“Cute Dad?  You’re calling us cute?  Dad!  We are VERY VERY IMPORTANT!”


Speaking of the Auto Rickshaw relatives above below are some of the real McCoy Auto Rickshaws.



And .. ‘shades-of-Kodaikanal’ .. here in Ooty.  I like it a lot!


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I AM really-loving my Sapphire Paradise Hotel here in Ooty.  Look what I found just today up-on-the-roof that I have at my disposal.


Two-count-them hours and my shirt was bone-dry!  So too was my sun-cap.

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I could do (like I did with Salads in Pondicherry) a photo-a-day of Chocolate stores!


CHOCOLATE 002OK.. The-time-has-come to press Publish and sign off here ..

With Much Joy!  Cap

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